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Representative Matters

Arbitration in Legal Malpractice Dispute

Prevailed in trial through private arbitration involving a legal malpractice claim against an Am Law 100 law firm.

Jury Verdict in Wrongful Termination Suit

Successfully obtained a defense jury verdict in Superior Court against a claim of wrongful termination in violation of public policy brought by a former business manager, who sought damages in excess of $1 million.

Contract and Fraud Claims Arising from a Private Equity M&A Transaction

Representation of a private equity portfolio company in pursuing $50 million contract and fraud claims arising from the concealment of tax liability during an M&A transaction. Obtained a rare sanction for witness intimidation in a civil matter against the principal defendant, and successfully achieved a favorable resolution for the client.

Italian-Based Company License Dispute

Successfully defeated motion for preliminary injunction filed against an Italian-based company in connection with a dispute arising from a license agreement. Achieved a favorable resolution for the client following the preliminary judgment victory.

National Retailer Contractual Dispute

Successfully represented a national retailer in a complex contractual dispute, resulting in complete victory after a multi-day bench trial in federal court.

National and Local Law Firms Allegations of Ethical Breaches, Malpractice Claims

Representation of national and local law firms in defense of allegations of malpractice and disciplinary claims of conflict of interest.

Trust Interpretation Dispute

Represented multiple trustees in defense of claims for breach of fiduciary duty arising from their interpretation and administration of a multi-generational family trust.